Stories by Laura Rohde

UK government withholds EDS checks over IT system

Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) is continuing to experience problems with a welfare case management and telephony system it developed for the U.K. government and as a result, the Plano, Texas, company is having a hard time getting paid.

Written by Laura Rohde30 March 05 16:08

Bill Gates picks up honorary knighthood from Queen

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will receive an honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Written by Laura Rohde03 March 05 09:41

Critics turn up the heat on UK's ID card plan

Concern is mounting in political circles over the U.K. government's plan to couple ID cards that use biometric technology with a massive national database.

Written by Laura Rohde04 Feb. 05 17:06

UK government hit with another large computer failure

IT system failures continued to plague the U.K. government last week, when as many as 80,000 civil servants working for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) had to deal with what is being described in the local press as the biggest computer crash in government history.

Written by Laura Rohde29 Nov. 04 08:02

UK biometric ID card plan unveiled in Queen's Speech

The U.K. government's high-tech plans for ID cards using biometric technology was announced Tuesday in the Queen's Speech, amid the traditional pomp and pageantry of the annual opening of the U.K. Parliament.

Written by Laura Rohde23 Nov. 04 15:32

Gartner analysts point out the security you don't need

The plethora of security technologies on the market are enough to overwhelm even the most knowledgeable IT managers, but in sorting through all of the options, it may be helpful to look at what is not needed, according to Gartner research detailed Monday in London at its IT Security Summit conference.

Written by Laura Rohde21 Sept. 04 08:39

Oracle apps upgrade to ship within 60 days

Customers will be able to get their hands on the delayed version of Oracle Corp.'s E-Business Suite 11i.10 within 60 days, the company announced Monday, at the opening day of its OpenWorld conference in London.

Written by Laura Rohde07 Sept. 04 08:22

Oracle touts grid computing to open show

Oracle rang in the first day of its OpenWorld European conference series on Monday by touting the growth of grid computing in Europe, followed with the main news of the day: the release of E-Business Suite Version 11i.10.

Written by Laura Rohde07 Sept. 04 07:45

Oracle's PeopleSoft bid may hit DOJ roadblock

UK representatives for Oracle and rival PeopleSoft have declined to comment on a report that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing a possible antitrust challenge to Oracle's takeover bid for PeopleSoft.
"Attorneys familiar with the deal" have cited various moves within the DOJ as strong signals that the government agency is readying its case for stopping the proposed merger, according to a report in the online edition of the USA Today newspaper Thursday.

Written by Laura Rohde02 Oct. 03 22:00